From the Easily Impressed files

The wire services quote some Greg Packer type — hell, if they’d waited a few minutes, Greg Packer himself might have shown up — who comes up with this stirring bit of wharrgarbl:

“It’s nice, much more manageable,” said Mark Timko, who paid less than $4 per gallon Wednesday in the Chicago suburb of Burr Ridge, Ill., for the first time since March. “I wasn’t sure how high they were going to go this year.”

I tell you what, Marky Mark: if you were sure how high they were going to go this year, you either (1) had thought you’d gotten the fix in or (2) have been just now busted to the position of Steven Chu’s dog-walker.

Or, more kindly, from Brian J.:

Someone who says that $3.99 a gallon is more manageable than $4.05 a gallon is either not very smart or wants to see his name in the paper.

Ulp. He’s right. My apologies, Senator Timko.

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2 comments

  1. fillyjonk »

    23 April 2012 · 7:06 am

    I think “just wants to see his name in the paper” (or on the radio, or on the television) is one of our modern problems that leads to news becoming commentary.

  2. jsallison »

    24 April 2012 · 9:29 pm

    I see critical thinking isn’t being taught these days. For obvious reasons. I’m sure Joseph Vissaroniovich would be proud.

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